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Vitreomacular Traction

Vitreomacular Traction - Causes and Risk Factors

When we are young, the clear gel-like vitreous in the eye is attached to the retina and macula. As we age, at some point in our lives, the vitreous will usually detach from the macula and the posterior retina, which is called a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). PVD can cause symptoms of floaters and flashes for a few weeks, but in most cases does not cause any major problems. However, in a small proportion of patients, the vitreous remains stuck on the macula during the process of PVD, and pulls abnormally on the macula, causing VMT with distortion and stretching of the macula.

Vitreomacular traction

OCT scan showing VMT casuing distortion of the retina

Vitreomacular Traction - Preparing for surgery

Vitreomacular Traction - Other Information

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